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Bash Emacs Editing Mode (readline) Cheat Sheet

Bash Emacs Editing Mode (readline) Cheat Sheet

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Published by Peteris Krumins
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This cheat sheet includes: Commands for movement (moving), changing text, killing and yanking (copy and paste), keyboard macros and completing (completion).

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Made at http://www.catonmat.net

This cheat sheet includes: Commands for movement (moving), changing text, killing and yanking (copy and paste), keyboard macros and completing (completion).

Visit http://www.catonmat.net for more cheat sheets!

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Published by: Peteris Krumins on Jan 11, 2008
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Readline Emacs Editing Mode Cheat Sheet Default Keyboard Shortcuts for Bash

Shortcut
Commands for Moving:

Function Name
beginning-of-line end-of-line forward-char backward-char forward-word backward-word clear-screen redraw-current-line delete-char backward-delete-char quoted-insert tab-insert self-insert transpose-chars transpose-words upcase-word downcase-word capitalize-word overwrite-mode kill-line backward-kill-line unix-line-discard kill-word backward-kill-word unix-word-rubout delete-horizontal-space yank yank-pop kill-whole-line kill-region copy-region-as-kill copy-backward-word copy-forward-word start-kbd-macro end-kbd-macro call-last-kbd-macro

Description
Move to the beginning of line. Move to the end of line. Move forward a character. Move back a character. Move forward a word. Move backward a word. Clear the screen leaving the current line at the top of the screen. Refresh the current line. Delete one character at point. Delete one character backward. Quoted insert. Insert a tab character. Insert the character typed. Exchange the char before cursor with the character at cursor. Exchange the word before cursor with the word at cursor. Uppercase the current (or following) word. Lowercase the current (or following) word. Capitalize the current (or following) word. Toggle overwrite mode. Kill the text from point to the end of the line. Kill backward to the beginning of the line. Kill backward from point to the beginning of the line. Kill from point to the end of the current word. Kill the word behind point. Kill the word behind point, using white space as a word boundary. Delete all spaces and tabs around point. Yank the top of the kill ring into the buffer at point. Rotate the kill ring, and yank the new top. Kill all characters on the current line. Kill the text between the point and mark. Copy the text in the region to the kill buffer. Copy the word before point to the kill buffer. Copy the word following point to the kill buffer. Begin saving the chars typed into the current keyboard macro. End saving the chars typed into the current keyboard macro. Re-execute the last keyboard macro defined.

C-a C-e C-f C-b M-f M-b C-l (unbound) C-d Rubout C-q or C-v M-TAB or M-C-i a, b, A, 1, !, ... C-t M-t M-u M-l M-c (unbound)
Killing and Yanking:

Commands for Changing Text:

C-k C-x Rubout C-u M-d M-Rubout C-w M-\ C-y M-y (unbound) (unbound) (unbound) (unbound) (unbound)
Keyboard Macros:

C-x ( C-x ) C-x e

A cheat sheet by Peteris Krumins (peter@catonmat.net), 2007. http://www.catonmat.net - good coders code, great reuse
Released under GNU Free Document License.

Shortcut
Return C-p C-n M-< M-> C-r C-s M-p M-n M-C-y M-. or M(unbound) (unbound)
Completing:

Function Name
accept-line previous-history next-history beginning-of-history end-of-history reverse-search-history forward-search-history non-incremental-reversesearch-history non-incremental-forwardsearch-history yank-nth-arg yank-last-arg history-search-backward history-search-forward complete possible-completions insert-completions menu-complete delete-char-or-list

Description
Accept the line regardless of where the cursor is. Fetch the previous command from the history list. Fetch the next command from the history list. Move to the first line in the history. Move to the end of the input history (current line). Search backward starting at the current line (incremental). Search forward starting at the current line (incremental). Search backward using non-incremental search. Search forward using non-incremental search. Insert the n-th argument to the previous command at point. Insert the last argument to the previous command. Search forward for a string between start of line and point. Search backward for a string between start of line and point. Attempt to perform completion on the text before point. List the possible completions of the text before point. Insert all completions of the text before point generated by possible-completions. Similar to complete but replaces the word with the first match. Deletes the car if not at the beginning of line or acts like possiblecompletions at the end of the line. Read and execute the contents of inputrc file. Abort the current editing command and ring the terminal’s bell. If the metafield char x is lowercase, run the command that is bound to uppercase char. Metafy the next character typed. For example, ESC-p is equivalent to Meta-p. Incremental undo, separately remembered for each line. Undo all changes made to this line. Perform tilde expansion on the current word. Set the mark to the point. Swap the point with the mark. Move to the next occurance of current character under cursor. Move to the previous occurrence of current character under cursor. Without argument line is commented, with argument uncommented (if it was commented). When in vi mode, switch to emacs mode. When in emacs mode, switch to vi mode. Specify the digit to the argument. M– starts a negative argument. Print all of the functions and their key bindings. Print all of the settable variables and their values. Print all of the key sequences bound to macros. Either sets argument or multiplies the current argument by 4.

Commands for Manipulating the History:

TAB M-? M-* (unbound) (unbound)
Miscellaneous:

C-x C-r C-g M-a, M-b, M-x, ... ESC C- or C-x C-u M-r M-& C-@ or M-<space> C-x C-x C-] M-C-] M-# C-e M-C-j M-0, M-1, ..., M– (unbound) (unbound) (unbound) (unbound)

re-read-init-file abort do-uppercase-version prefix-meta undo revert-line tilde-expand set-mark exchange-point-and-mark character-search character-searchbackward insert-comment emacs-editing-mode vi-editing-mode digit-argument dump-functions dump-variables dump-macros universal-argument

A cheat sheet by Peteris Krumins (peter@catonmat.net), 2007. http://www.catonmat.net - good coders code, great reuse

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